lake trout

noun

: any of various trout and salmon found in lakes
especially : mackinaw trout

Examples of lake trout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How: Early spring is arguably the best time of year to hook into big lake trout with many methods that would be impractical later in the season. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 14 Mar. 2024 Whitefish and lake trout typically hatch in the spring and feed on plankton, so less plankton would likely cause fish populations to shrink, potentially leading to tighter fishing quotas and higher prices at grocery stores and restaurants. Todd Richmond, Quartz, 7 Mar. 2024 Deep trolling or jigging with spoons, tubes, flukes and other minnow-imitating lures — or dead fish — are the best ways to catch lake trout in the summer. Jordan Rodriguez, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Shaw originally designed it to catch the largest bass in world, but anglers hunting musky, pike, stripers and lake trout quickly adopted it. Mark Modoski, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 How to catch them: Mackinaws, also known as lake trout, are actually char, like brook trout. Jordan Rodriguez, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Redfish will pummel them, stripers will clobber them, and even deep dwellers like lake trout can’t resist them. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 This year's lake trout goal is unchanged from 2020-22 but is a dramatic decrease from the 296,778 lakers stocked in 2019 and the yearly average of 621,930 stocked from 2010-19. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 16 Feb. 2023 Meeting examines Lake Michigan lake trout assessments Tuesday's meeting focused on Lake Michigan lake trout assessments and a presentation by Laura Schmidt, the DNR's Lake Michigan lake trout biologist. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 23 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lake trout was in 1668

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“Lake trout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lake%20trout. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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lake trout

noun
: any of various trout and salmon found in lakes
especially : mackinaw trout

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